Jennifer Woodrum's commitment to engaging audiences through the performance of genre-bending chamber music, sends her to world-renowned venues across the country including Bennet Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion, Nichols Hall in Evanston and Miller Theatre in New York.
As a founding member of Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, Jennifer accumulated an extensive chamber music repertoire list and valuable experience as a classroom teaching artist. A solo competition prize winner of the Chicago Musicians’ Club of Women, the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, and the American Opera Society, Jennifer maintains a busy career as a recital and solo artist and has performed concertos with the Manchester Symphony and the Carthage College Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble. Jennifer is on faculty at Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin - Parkside.
She is a sought after clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and has led masterclasses at the University of Northern Iowa, DePauw University and Ball State University. Jennifer holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University where she studied with Russ Dagon. Jennifer has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Rockford Symphony. She performs with the Elgin Symphony, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta. A devoted mother to two beautiful children, Jennifer sees life as a constant challenge to achieve balance. Jennifer loves spending time in her kitchen fermenting vegetables from her garden, barely cooking meat and putting lots of butter in everything.
M.M., B.M. — Northwestern University